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Stevie Wonder granted Ghanaian citizenship by President Akufo-Addo



Stevie Wonder granted Ghanaian citizenship by President Akufo-Addo

Stevie Wonder granted Ghanaian citizenship by President Akufo-Addo

American music legend Stevie Wonder has been bestowed with Ghanaian citizenship status by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a historic ceremony held at the Jubilee House on Monday, May 13, 2024. The iconic singer, accompanied by his family, expressed profound joy at the honor, marking a significant milestone in his lifelong journey.

Stevie Wonder’s decision to embrace dual citizenship stems from a deeply personal conviction and a desire for a new chapter in his life. The Michigan-born musician, renowned for his unparalleled contributions to the world of music, made headlines in 2021 when he announced his intention to permanently relocate to Ghana. His arrival in the West African nation earlier this week, greeted by an enthusiastic reception at the Kotoka International Airport, symbolized the realization of a long-held aspiration.


In a poignant interview with Oprah Winfrey in February 2021, Stevie Wonder candidly shared his motivations for choosing Ghana as his new home, citing the political unrest and societal challenges prevalent in the United States. The decision to embark on this transformative journey reflects Wonder’s commitment to seeking solace and inspiration in a land rich with cultural heritage and historical significance.

Stevie Wonder’s musical prowess knows no bounds, with his illustrious career spanning over six decades. From his humble beginnings in Detroit to his groundbreaking achievements at Motown Records, Wonder’s indelible mark on the music industry resonates across generations. With 25 Grammy Awards to his name, alongside numerous accolades and nominations, including an honorary award, Wonder’s artistic legacy remains unparalleled.

The conferment of Ghanaian citizenship represents a poignant moment not only for Stevie Wonder but also for the people of Ghana, who warmly embrace him as one of their own. President Akufo-Addo’s gesture underscores the nation’s commitment to fostering cultural exchange and celebrating individuals who embody the spirit of unity and diversity.

As Stevie Wonder embarks on this new chapter of his life, his dual nationality serves as a testament to the enduring bond between the United States and Ghana, bridging continents through the universal language of music and shared humanity. With his unwavering dedication to social justice and musical innovation, Stevie Wonder continues to inspire millions around the globe, leaving an indelible imprint on the hearts and minds of all who are touched by his extraordinary talent and enduring spirit.

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